rating (90-92) – The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the vintage’s strongest wines. It exhibits medium to full body, supple tannins, and sweet framboise and black cherry fruit notes intermixed with flowers and spice box. This front end-loaded Chateauneuf du Pape is ideal for drinking over the next 5-8 years.
Shrewd connoisseurs of Chateauneuf du Pape should be paying attention to what is taking place at La Roquete. This property was acquired by the Brunier family (who also own Vieux Telegraphe) in the mid-eighties, and over the last 4-5 years they have made successful efforts to upgrade the quality dramatically.